Periodontal Disease Threatens Your Oral Health and Your Smile

Periodontal disease is gum disease. It is an infection of the tissues that surround and support your teeth. Periodontal disease is the most common cause of tooth loss among adults, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Periodontal disease is remarkably pervasive worldwide, even in the United States. In fact, the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) reports... read more »

The Restorative Power of Osseous Surgery

Deteriorating oral health can be a vicious cycle. And once you're stuck in that cyclical pattern, it's difficult to escape without the help of a trained professional like Dr. Anne Nicholas. Here's how the cycle of gum disease progresses toward bone loss and the need for osseous surgery: Poor oral hygiene results in the formation of plaque, which soon hardens... read more »

Brighten Your Smile With Zoom Teeth-Whitening

Your smile is one of your most valuable assets. The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry reports that 96 percent of adults believe that a healthy smile makes a person more appealing to members of the opposite gender. And 74 percent of adults believe an unattractive smile can hurt a person’s chances for career success. When the same respondents were asked... read more »

Periodontal Treatment: Improve Your Smile and Your Health

Periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease that can become progressively worse and eventually destroy the gums and other structures that support the teeth. This disease is dangerous to your oral health because it is a painless infection that stealthily attacks — like a silent saboteur — unless you seek proper treatment. A periodontist specializes in the successful treatment of periodontal... read more »